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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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PHOTOS: Car and tractor towing slurry spreader collide

A road in the UK was closed earlier this month following a large spillage of slurry.

A collision occurred between a car and JCB Fastrac tractor towing a slurry tanker on Monday, December 7th. Occupants of the Beetle were hospitalised after it was crushed by the tractor on the A19 at Escrick.

Police statement

In a post on social media, North Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Group said:

“Following this collision on the A19 at Escrick remains closed due to a large spillage of slurry. Please avoid the area if you can as we anticipate long delays.”

“There is a diversion route through the village, but this may not be suitable for HGVs who should use the A64 & A1m instead.”

“The car’s occupants have been taken to hospital with injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.”

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In an update, a police spokesperson confirmed that the road reopened the following morning. Furthermore, they urged motorists to exercise caution when passing the scene “as the surface may be slippery”.

Tractor crashed into house

Meanwhile, a tractor towing a trailer crashed into a house near Telford in the UK last Thursday (December 10th).

The tractor driver was hospitalised with what is understood to be non-life-threatening injuries, according to local publication, Shropshire Star.

The front of the green tractor was “embedded in the ground floor” of the two-storey residence, it reports.

Shropshire Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a road collision in High Ercall.

In a brief statement, a spokesperson said: “3 fire appliances including the rescue tender were mobilised from Shrewsbury and Wellington. An Operations officer was in attendance.”

“1 tractor towing a trailer in collision with a domestic residential property. No persons trapped.”

Also, West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson Jordan Eggington told Shropshire Star:

“We were called by the fire service at 9:50 am to a road traffic collision involving a tractor and house on Cotwall Lane in High Ercall. We sent one ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene.”

“Crews treated one patient, a man, who was the driver of the tractor, for injuries not believed to be serious. He was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment.”

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